Jason Black

I am Dr. Jason T. Black, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences. I joined the CIS faculty first in the Fall of 1993, and then returned after a five year hiatus in the Fall of 2000. After completing my Masters, I worked as a Programmer with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, where I was responsible for writing, maintaining and testing COBOL programs handling vehicle registration and driver's licenses.

From 1995 until 2001, I served as Academic Coordinator for the Florida-Georgia/Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship Program, a NSF affiliate, here at Florida A&M University. Currently, I am the co-coordinator of the Fundamentals of Programming course in the department, where I also teach this subject. I received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida State University during Fall 2004.



My areas of interest are varied, but most involve the fusion of computer science and elementary education. My current focus is on intelligent tutoring systems, and how they can be used to improve reading comprehension skills for elementary-level students. I am currently writing my dissertation on this research and hope to expand it upon completion.


I have reserved several awards while at FAMU related to my service and performance. I was recognized by the National Science Foundation in 1998 as one of the Outstanding Coordinators of the FGAMP Program. Also, I received the honor of "Coach of the Year" for two consecutive seasons as coach of the FGAMP Intramural Team.
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Last Updated: November 12, 2001